Spirituality and Wisdom

Some spiritualties are centered on a personal relationship with God through prayer. Others are a search to know the meaning of life and the reason for humanity’s existence. Still others see the God quest inextricably connected to the struggles for justice, peace and care of creation.

 

But where shall Wisdom be found? And where is the place of understanding? (Job 28:12)

 

The Wisdom of both Testaments situates the God quest in the midst of life’s experiences (Prov. 8:12). 

There we encounter Wisdom who raises her voice for the poor in the streets (Prov. 1:20).

There we glimpse Wisdom, the feminine divine, “a breath of the power of God,” a mirror of God (Wis7:25-26).

We recognize the Christ, “the power of God and the Wisdom of God” (ICor:24) who heals and serves.

 

Filled with ardent desire for Divine Wisdom, St. Louis de Montfort sought and found her in his life journey in the eyes of the poor and the marginalized of his day. He recognized and led others to understand Baptismal Commitment as a call to radical Christian discipleship and stewardship of all created reality. For us, as we live that commitment, Wisdom spirituality involves profound contemplation of Divine Wisdom who permeates and transforms our lives, impelling us to action for justice in a world that hungers for meaning, and compassion.